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How to Make Your Own Mid-Century Modern Furniture

How to Make Your Own DIY Mid-Century Modern Furniture | Diary of a DIYer

DIY mid-century modern furniture seems like a lofty idea, but in reality, making your own can be easier than you think. Remember, this style is known for its simple and timeless design – so nothing horribly difficult as long as you have some basic woodworking skills and a true do-it-yourself spirit.   

Design Ideas for Stikwood, the DIY Peel-and-Stick Wood Planks

Stikwood is an easy to install peel-and-stick wood plank that adds rustic charm to any room. | Diary of a DIYer

Q: What do you get when you mix planks of reclaimed wood with some seriously heavy duty adhesive?

A: A stylishly rustic product called Stikwood.

It’s a beloved product among home décor DIYers—and for good reason. Keep reading to learn more about Stikwood and all the home projects you can use it for.

How to Clean and Care for Butcher Block Countertops

How to Clean and Care for Butcher Block Countertops | Diary of a DIYer

Having butcher block countertops in your kitchen is a labor of love, and installing them is only the first step. Now you’ve got to make sure to take proper care of them so they don’t deteriorate down the line.

From cleaning to sealing, here’s all you need to know about taking proper care of your butcher block countertops.

What to Know About Butcher Block Countertops

What to Know About Butcher Block Countertops | Diary of a DIYer

When it comes to kitchen designs and trends, there are a few that stick out to me as styles I’d love to incorporate into my own space. One trend that’s been on my radar for a couple years now is butcher block countertops.

Butcher block countertops have been in style for quite some time (or so I’ve noticed once I started using Pinterest regularly). Butcher block is essentially pieces or strips of wood adhered together to create gorgeous slabs that can has various uses, including counters.

If you like the look of butcher block countertops but aren’t sure if they’re the right choice for your kitchen, keep reading to learn more. I’ll lay out some facts and you can (hopefully) make your decision from there.

5 Ways to Update Your Curb Appeal for Fall

5 Ways to Update Your Curb Appeal for Fall | Diary of a DIYer

Happy first day of fall, everyone! I hope the season’s off to a good start for you.

I wrote about the value of curb appeal a while back, but now that the seasons have changed, it’s time for an update.

As a homeowner, you know the importance of keeping up your outdoor façade. While you transition from summer flowers to autumn leaves, here are 5 ways to update your home’s curb appeal for the fall.

Time for Recess: How to Create Shelf Space Between Studs

Time for Recess: How to Create Shelf Space Between Studs | Diary of a DIYer

In a perfect world, there’d be enough space to store all of our stuff. Most of us know that’s not realistic, so where do you turn when you absolutely need more storage?

The answer is in your walls.

Every room in your home could use some more shelf space. Take advantage of wasted space between your wall studs by installing recessed shelving.

Autumn Yard Upkeep: How to Winterize Your Lawn & Garden

Autumn Yard Upkeep: How to Winterize Your Lawn & Garden | Diary of a DIYer

You’ve worked so hard all spring and summer for a beautiful yard with some serious curb appeal. Don’t let it go to waste once the seasons start to change.

Winterizing your lawn and garden is a fairly simple task – you’re probably already doing most of what I’ll be mentioning in this post. It’s all about timing and strategy. Plan accordingly and do the prep work now to make sure your lawn and garden will bounce back to life once spring rolls around.

7 Home Improvement Projects for the End of the Summer

7 Home Improvement Projects for the End of the Summer | Diary of a DIYer

Summer is soon coming to a close. It’s a sad time for some, but others (me) couldn’t be more excited to welcome back some milder weather. Maybe there were projects on your radar that didn’t get finished (or started for that matter), but what’s a better time than now to get to the grindstone?

Now that Labor Day has passed and the kids are back at school, here are 7 late-summer home improvement projects to tackle before fall hits.

Out of Sight: Popular Ways to Use Access Panels

Out of Sight: Popular Ways to Use Access Panels | Diary of a DIYer

Living up to their name, access panels provide behind-the-scenes access to the concealed areas in your walls. They’re commonly used in the building and plumbing industries, but installing one yourself is a simple DIY project.

Throwback Thursday: Retro Kitchen Design Ideas

Retro Kitchen Design Ideas | Diary of a DIYer

It’s a look that’s frozen in time.

Many interior designers who create retro kitchen designs in the present day are equal parts designer and historian. Capturing the ‘50s influence is fairly simple. Finding the right pieces is the hard part.

Retro kitchens are a timeless trend. Whether you want an exact replica of 1950s kitchen aesthetics or one with a modern twist, keep reading to learn what types of accents you’ll need to design an authentic retro kitchen.